Yeah, it was a home run. All you can do is catch the ball, run it in and throw it back and hope that they don't call it.
- Rob Mackowiak, after Friday's non-HR call
I don't think I've ever seen a ballplayer be so candid about a bad call in favor of his own team. Usually it's, "I didn't see where it hit - I was focused only on getting to the ball and getting it back to the infield as soon as possible." Or "The umpires had a better view than I did." Even the most honest or smart ones only implicitly acknowledge the error: "You know, the umps get it right 99.9% of the time; when there's a difficult call, sometimes its for your team and sometimes it's against your team."
...Of course, the White Sox lost by 7. Had they won by 1 or 2, he might have said something else.
(Anyway, first back-to-back wins since July 4-5. Let's keep this up, please.)